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Hoosiers Making Efforts to Retain Their Franchise. A GOOD OFFER MADE FOE IT. President Kimick Thinks a People Are Bluffing Few TEI-STATB LEAGUE PROSPECTS. Guy Hecker and Cook Sold to the Balti more Club. GENERAL SPORTING NEWS OF THE DAI The great topic of conversation among local baseball patrons yesterday -was, of course, the reported collapse of the Indian apolis club. Opinions were considerably divided as to what the object of the stock holders of the club is. The two leading opin ions are to the effect that the club has be come an absolute financial wreck, and that it is a move to freeze out a numberof unde fiired small stockholders and get clear of a certain amount of indebtedness. During a conversation on the matter, President Nitnick said: "Indianapolis will not quit There will be a club in that city again this ear, and, while baseball matters may look a little gloomy there now, it will all come out right in plenty of time for the Hoosier team to tako the field whon the League championship season opens. In other words," continued President Nitniek, "I thihk the capitalists of the Indianapolis club have become tired of putting np their money for the benefit of the army of stockholders, a majority of whom own but one share each and will do nothing to help the club along. Just as soon as the Brush crowd obtain the stock you mar ljok f or encouraging baseball news from In dianapolis. Mr. Brush is a good, live business man, and he takes a great interest in the club. He also realizes that a League club is a capital advertisement for any city, and he won't aban don the club if it is possible to carry it along. The Pittsburg club was in precisely the same condition when we first took it. Four of us eaid we would pay off all the indebtedness and put a good team in the field if the stockholders would turn their stock over to ns, which they did." MAKAGEB PHILUrS OFXXXOX. Manager Phillips holds a similar opinion, and thinks all will come right Al Pratt said: "There may be something serious in the action of the Indianapolis club; that is, the stockholders may have been forced to break up their organization. If this is a fact I don't think that the result will be as serious to the National League as many people imagine. The League will be able to get another club, I think, and even if that cannot be done it is possible to get along with seven clubs. The American Association once continued with onlt five clubs. But if that would not be satis factory the League will get along all right with Bix clubs for a season." There was still another opinion prevailing, and this was to the effect that the collapse of Indianapolis has been expected by the League magnates, and. therefore, jirovision has been made for the breakdown. This provision, it is claimed, is that Cincinnati will bo ready to jump in and fill the vacancy when called upon. Bo far Cincinnati has signed none of its old plajers, and this fact apparently "gives rise to the opinion just quoted above. There is, how ever, nothing tangible to support it. THE HOOSIEKS MAY KEEP IT. After considering the matter in all its bear ings, together with the opinions of the "au thorities," it does seem likely that the Indian apolis franchise will remain in that city. As President Nimick states, President Brush is' an ardent baseball patron, and it will not be a difficult matter to organize another association to purchase the franchise. Of course it is true that the franchise has been tendered to Presi dent V'oung, but it is easv to understand how arrangements may have been made to have the franchise returned under certain conditions to any new company that may be formed. It is also understood that even this arrangement cannot be carried out except by a meeting of the League directors. It is true that Indianapolis has not been doing much bustling so far this winter, and this fact prompts the notion that the collapse had been made in good faith: but on the other hand it may be stated that there would be no desire to "hustle" for new and good players until the financial difficulties w pre tided over. It is a fact well understood that Indianapolis Is not a profitable baseball town, and whether or not the club will be reorganized for next season it seems safe to say that it will not be in the League next vear. It is not a League city. Eastern authorities express the opinion that it is doomed now, and that the collapse means the disbandment of the club. It will, however, take time to prove whether or not this opinion is true. At any rate, no matter how we look at the case, it is a very unpleasant occurrence for the League. It may be that it will hasten a consolidation of all the big and profitable cities In one great organization. Will Go to Baltimore. LotJlsviLLE, Ky., January 2i President Davidson announced to-night that he has ex changed Heckcr and Cook, one of Louisville's batteries, for Tucker, the first baseman of the Baltimore, and a banns. He declined to say what amount the bonus was, but said Tucker would play first base for the Loulsvilles, but had not decided what battery would replace the old one. He thought, however, he already had enough material to make the requisite bat tery. Heckerand Cook, it is understood, will be placed as a battery by the Baltlmores. Pedestrians in Towii. Engledrum and Nolan, the pedestrians, ar rived in the city yesterday. The former states that the contemplated race at Parkersburg, W. Va will not take place. He thinks of return ing to Chicago. He says that Cox is still sick from the effects of the Pittsbnrg race. Nolan, who won the Warren race last week, states that the contest was well patronized. He re marked that it was not as severe as the Pitts burg race, which he considers one of the hard est ever run. The Baldwin Shooter. The Baldwin Gun Club held their first an nual shoot Saturday on their grounds, and the score was very creditable. The score was: At 25 blue rocks, Fred P. Slicker, 22: George Keilly, 20; William F. Hopper, 18: James Keillv. 18: John Oesterroier, 14; J. Bittner, 16: Dan Keilly, 19, and M. Eeilly, 11. The club will hold another shoot next Saturday, at which the winner will carry the medal until the next meeting. A good time is looked for. Norvel Defeated Bnbenr. A match race for 40 a side between George Bubear and George Norvel, the young Tyne eider, took place on the Tyne, England, two weeks ago. The distance was a half mile, and the race was arranged only a few hours before ; it took place. It was the result of "bluif" on the part of Bubear. The betting was lively at 2 to 1 on Norvel, who won easily. He led from start to finish. The winner is superior to Charley Carr. Excellent Prospects. Almost all arrangements have been com pleted for the dog show next week, except, of course, the work necessary to fix the interior of the rink. Prof. Parker, with his large troupe of performing dogs, will he here, and undoubtedly they will be one ot the great fea tures of the show. There are more than 300 entries, being 100 more than were expected a few day sago. Too Little Interest In It. ' Nothing definite was done yesterday rgard i (tag the proposed athletic benefit for the suf Ifierersof the Wood street accident. James KTJunkerly was the only person who put in an appearance to make arrangements. It now E'seems that the project has fallen through. P" The County Leagnc. It The prospects of the Allegheny County Base Pjbali League are looking extremely bright. The (annual meeting will be held on February 15, .Jwhen it is expected eight clubs will be selected (without trouble. The meeting will be held in Oils city. i Made Barnlr President. I Baitimobe. January 22. Tho stockholders i or the Baltimore Baseball Club held their an Knual meeting to-day. and elected Win. Barnie President and Mana er; J. W. Waltz, Vice KPresident, and Wo. H. Hiss, Secretary and 1 Treasurer. TRI.STATE LEAGUE. It Looki Like n Go The Probnblo Eight Clnb. ISriCCtAL TKX.EGK1U to tux disfatch.i Canton, O., January 21 It is now almost a certainty that there will be a Trl-State League next season, it being expected that the ques tion will be decided affirmatively at the League meeting here next week. Of the original 10 clubs of last season only three Wheeling, Mansfield and Canton will be in this season. Of the remaining seren Columbus goes into the American and Toledo into the Internation al Association; Jackson and Kalamazoo, if they have clubs, will join fortunes with some minor league in and about Michigan; ZanesviUe,after two disastrous seasons financially, has decided to quit; Sandusky is played out and Lima scared out because it cost her a small fortune to win the pennant last year. Eight clubs are figured on for this year, the new towns being Dayton, Springfield, Fort Wayne, Ind.. Steu benville and East Liverpool jointly, with the eighth place in dispute between Newark, 0., and Erie, Pa. The error last season lay in the payment of larger salaries than were guaranteed by the re ceipts, forcing some of the more poorly patron ized teams to the wall, and making them all quit loser. This is being already rectified this year by Wheeling. Mansfield and Canton, who are signing men at only such salaries that they can at the lowest play even on. Canton games were the best attended, and as a result she came out best financially, being only $000 in the hole. Toledo is reported to have lost S3.000, and the other towns' losses are sandwiched between these amounts. President Talor, of the Mans field club, -Bill probably be elected President of the new league, and Canton officials think he can pull the league through the season without the loss of a single club. So far Canton has sigded the following play ers: Borchers, pitcher; Doyle, catcher; Miller, short stop; Nightengale, second base; Brisker, third base: Hutchinson, left field: Gentleman, center field; Ryn, right field. A first baseman, another battery and probably a third pitcher will complete the team. LOOKING MORE HOPEFUL. 1 Indianapolis People Desire to Keep the Club's Franchise. rSPECIAL TELEPBAM TO THE DISPATCH.! Indiakapoms, January 21 Although In dianapolis is not in the National Baseball League to-day, it is not improbable that she will be again before the close of tho week. The surrender of the franchise is regarded as a mistake, and there are several men ready with the requisite capital to take the club upon the same terms that it was given to the stock com pany which ha9 just failed, and if they do not secure the franchise a new association will be formed. It is believed that it will be a good investment It is estimated that the expenses will be from $13,000 to 518,000 less than last year, and as the deficiency for tho season was about S1G.000, it is calculated that the profits next j ear ought to amount to at least 20,000. The receipts in 1SSS were 857,000, and that, too, in the face of al the political excitement here which diverted attention from baseball, and caused a much smaller attendance than usual at the games that were played after mid summer. Dickson andTalbott, proprietors of the three theaters in Indianapolis, have opened negotiations lor the purchase of the club, hav ing telegraphed to President Young as follows: "Is the lranchise of the Indianapolis club for sale, and what will buy it? Wo will purchase it if we can get it at a reasonable figure, and will agree to run the club here." They propose to purchase the club solely as a business venture, and if they sccuie it they think they will get better worK out of the men than has been done heretofore. HAMILTON ADMITTED. Rowe is Present nt the Meeting of the In ternational Association. Buffalo, January 22. A meeting of the International Baseball Association was held here to day. The principal object of the meet ing was the admission of a club to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of Hamilton. Newark, Jersey City and Hamilton itself are applicants, the latter having raised the neces sary money to come in again. After an all-day session, the association this evening decided to admit Hamilton to membership. This was ac complished through the concessions of Buffalo, Toledo and Detroit, and to avoid the necessity of keeping the delegates in session all night. The salary limit was another interesting topic it being understood that Buffalo, De troit and Toronto would favor an increase, while most of the others would do their utmost to have it remain at 12.500. After a long de bate the limit n as raised to 13,500. Proposi tions ere made from SIS. 000 down, but Syra cuse and Rochester threatened to quit if anv high figure was adopted, and it was only with the greatest difficulty that Syracuse was per suaded to agree to any change. The season will open on April 27 and close September 30. The Schedule Committee will meet in March in Rochester instead of Buffalo. It was decided to sustain the Rochester club in reserving Sutton, the third baseman, who has gone to Milwaukee, and the case will now go before the National Arbitration Committee. Rowe was at the meeting as a delegate from Buffalo. OPINION'S AT WASHINGTON. Authorities at the Capital Seem a Little Too Previous. rSFKCIAI. TELEGKAM TO THE DISPATCH. Washington, January 22. The collapse of the Indianapolis club occasioned much sur prise at League headquarters to-day. A num ber of complications are apt to arise, and there fore it will be necessary for the League mag nates to take counsel together as to the selec tion of another club to fill tho vacancy and the disposition of the Indianapolis players under the League rules. The players of a disbanded club remain under the control of the League until they are disposed of to other clubs. The status of Denny and Glasscock remain unchanged so far as the League is concerned, and they can only be transferred to some other club with the approval of the League. There wilt, of course, be a lively scramble for nearly all of the members of the Hoosier team, es pecially Denny, Glasscock, Hines, Boyle, Myers and Bassett It is possible that the League will defer all action regarding the dis posal of these players until it can be deter mined what club is to succeed Indianapolis. Speculation has already commenced on that subject, and the indications point directly to Cincinnati. It can be said with safety that the Detroit club will not re-enter the League, ;and as the eighth member of the League must come from the West, Cincinnati has the call in the pooh CARDIFF WINS THE FIGHT. He and Fell Warmly Contest 15 Rounds With Gloves at Minneapolis. Minneapolis. January 22. The fight be tween Patsy Cardiff, of this city, and Jim Fell, the champion heavy-weight of Michigan, took place this evening in the presence of an audi ence of at least 2,000. By the articles of agree ment the contest was to be 15 rounds. Marquis of Queensbury rules, for 250 a side and 75 and 25percentof the gate receipts. Small gloves were used. Fell entered the ring weighing 160 Jounds. Cardiff weighed 180 pounds, and Prof, ohn Donaldson and Pat McCartlin were be hind him. Both men were in excellent condi tion when they entered the ring. Fell pushed the fighting from the beginning, though in the first two rounds neither man had any particular advantage. Cardiff, however, claimed first bl od. At the end of the fifteenth round the referee decided the fight in favor of Cardiff. (.portinir Note. It looks as if the Hoosiers will still be with us. Reading has joined the Middle States Base ball League. Elmek Smith, of this city, is to be for warded a Cincinnati contract this week. President Young demanded to know In dianapolis' intentions before the League sched ule meeting was held. The Eastern papers are still repeating that Pittsburg has maae Billy Holbert an offer. There really is no truth in this. Theke was a noisv meeting of the Inter national League at Buffalo yesterday. The Buffalo club fought against the admission of Hamilton. Manager Phillips says that if such a thing as Indianapolis dropping out of the the League were to happen St. Pan! or Minne apolis could easily be secured at once. Guerrero, the pedestrian, passed through the city yesterday en route to 'Frisco to take part in the race there. He wants to run Priddy, Moore or McClelland any distance they desire. President Von der Ahe has contracted with the Missouri Amateur Athletic Club for the latter club's ball team to open the season with the Browns, Saturday and Sunday, March 23 and 24. President Soden, of the Boston clnb. has arranged tne ioimwing games witn the Balti mores: April 12, 13 and 15. Several other games will be played on the trip, but dates have not yet been arranged. Charles E. Richardson, easily defeated Mr. Chambers in the clay pigeon shooting match at Herron bill yesterday. Richardson broke 80 birds ont of 100, beating Chambers bv S3 birds. Chambers was conceded 10 birds start. AN ABJECT APOLOGY Satisfies Sir Charles Russell and Parnell Faces Another Liar. BOULANGER SETS A LIVELY PACE Por His Opponent, out the Editors Against Dim Are Slinging Mud. WISSIIANN'S AFRICAN BOUTE OUTLINED Eojal Personages Said to be Implicated in the Morier Giffcien Matter. 1BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. London, January 22. The Tory knight, who owns the offending Sheffield news paper, sent an abject apology to Sir Charles Russell, who, in consequence, to the great reliet'of the commissioners, did not press for punishment, and after a little speech from President Hannen, in the conrse of which he hinted the belief that journalists are not possessed of ordinary human feelings, the court settled down to business. Patrick Farragher, formerly a clerk in the Land League Offices at Dublin, swore that Egan and other League officials were in frequent communication with the mem bers of the Invincible conspiracy, and that money occasionally passed. The witness told of the spiriting away of the League books atthe time the organization was sup pressed, and of other matters which have been common gossip in Dublin for years past. The Timet' counsel made the most of their witness, whom they evidently re garded as of the greatest value, but his evi dence, when analyzed and sifted, did not amount to much, and in cross-examination it became almost purely negative. Farra gher's personal character, like most of the Times' witnesses, would not bear the test of cross-examination. Farragher deposed that Archbishop Walsh, in Mr, Davitt's presence, had ad vised him not to pay his rent,' and that he (Farragher) was evicted. He was alter ward employed in the offices of the Dublin branch of the League. "Witness also testi fied that he had carried letters, some of which contained checks, from Mr. Patrick Egan to Mullett, the Invincible. Farra gher further testified that Mr. Arthur O'Connor, member'of Parliament for East Donegal, held an important post in the League. Messrs. Davitt, Sexton and Har rington were members of the executive. "Witness lodged with Weldon, who had been tried for the murder of young Castlereagh. Weldon afterward went to Manchester, hav ing a check for his expenses which was drawn on the Hibernian bank. Nally used to visit the Leagne rooms. Sir Charles Russell protested against the introduction of this evidence. He stated that Nally was nndergoing a sentence, and t that he objected to an inquirv being made into the circumstances of Naily's crime in order to damage members of the House of Commons, who, it was alleged, associated with him. The members of the court con ferred and decided that the evidence con cerning Nally was admissible. Farragher continued his testimonv. He said he had seen Mr. Parnell and Sexton attend meet ings of the League as members of the execu tive. BOULANGEE HUSTLING. He Is Making It Lively for Everybody The Opposition Mincing Mhd. Pabis, January 22. Boulangerists are showing great energy all along the line. Boulanger will not have himself to blame if he does not head the poll next Sunday. During this week he will keep his house open to all comers, the reception lasting from 7 A. M. to 7 P. M.' Yesterday and the day before the General was called upon by a constant stream of uniformed officers of the Territorial army, who had come to Paris to attend the military ball. The scene re sembled an army demonstration in favor of the General. Royalists are still divided on the question of abstaining from voting. General Mon tandon, Royalist, who was lately returned for Somme on the Boulangist ticket, was welcomed in the Cha'mber of Deputies to day by Admiral D'Hornoy in an address in which Boulanger was not alluded to. On the other hand Imperialists excel in activi ty for the General. M. Barail denounces abstention as effacement of the party, and invokes the aid of every Conservative'lmpe- nalist. The language of the press waxes warm. The National asserts that the dead father of Bonlanger was a usurer; the executed mur derer, Campi, was the General's brother, and that the man . murdered, who was named Ducrot, was a' business partner of Boulanger here. The squabbles of the Gen eral's domestic life, his debts and intrigues are also detailed. The Boulangerists re spond by harping upon the charge that the Government is employing the secret service fund in the interest of M. Jacques. Mean while the inactivity of M. Jacques annoys his supporters, who are seeking even now another candidate!) The betting onj the Bourse varies daily. To-day the calculators gave Boulanger 215, 000 votes against' 170,000, and odds were laid against the Republican candidate. The influence of the members of the Muni cipal Council, who are almost unanimously against Boulanger, is the leading factor in making his success doubtful. WISSMASK'S AFRICAN ADTENTUEE. His Flans Ontlined-Ho Will be Dined and Wined Before Xcavin? Berlin. Berlin, January 22. The Emin Belief Committee meet to-morrow to finally decide upon a plan for the expedition. The route through the Vitu territory proposed by Captain "Wissmann is regarded as the best, as the expedition, by proceeding- along the left bank of the Tana, which forms the northern boundary of the British sphere of influence, avoids encroaching upon British territory. A section of the committee, hold ing that the expedition has English sym pathy if not English helD to support it, favors starting from Hombosa, whence it was intended to dispatch British relief for Wadelai. Probably the committee will decide to leave the ultimate selection of the route to the leaders after reaching Zanzibar. Captain Wissmann will start next Mon day with 20 officers. He will organize a local force at Zanzibar, the first duty of which will be to occupy the main outlets to the coast, forming aland blockade along the Littoral. The Colonial Society will give the adventurers a farewell commers on Fri day. The sculptor, , Otto Buchting, has promised a grand bust of Captain 'Wiss mann. The latter before departing will present his comrades to Prince Bismarck and the Emperor. Bad News From Bright. London, January 22. The latest re ports about Mr. John Bright are not en couraging. He is having bad .nights and does not improve. His familvdesire that as few communications as possible be sent to him, as he is totally unable to attend per sonally to his correspondence. Ball Refused for Sheefay. IiONDON, January 22. Mr. David Sheehy, M. P., whowas arrested at Glas gow on an Irish warrant for violation of the crimes act, was lodged in Limerick jail to day. Bail was refused. The MahdiVArmr Moving. Suakim, January, 22. A messenger who has arrived here from Khartoum says that 35,000 of the Mabdi's1' followers left there in December Egypt. last for 'a attack 'upon THE PITTSBURG- DISPATCH, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY A DAEK ALLUSION To Certain Documents That Implicate Royalty In the Morier Scandal. Beelin, January 22. The dark allusion of the Cologne Gazette to certain documents in the GefFcken case, which the paper say were not published because political and dynastic interests might suffer, refers to let ters written by Morier while at Darmstadt, in which Princess Alice and several English royalties are involved. According to state ments current in the official circle, if Prince Bismarck is forced by political exigencies to publish these letters, they will prove that Frederick and his wife were indiscreet and divulged the plans of Prussia, and that even before the opening of the campaign of 1870 Darmstadt was the focus of intrigues against the unification of Germany. The docu ments that are withheld may afford ample justification of Bismarck's accusations against Frederick in his report to the pres ent Emperor, but the strength of the public feeling against further scandal has become so extreme that the semi-official press has received hints to cease discussing the sub ject. The Worth German Gazette reprints the statement published in the Cologne Gazette that Count Solms-Sennerwaldes, German Minister to Madrid, confirms the report of Major Von Deines on the Morier affair, and the comments of the Russian press on the incident. It is now stated that Sir Robert Morier is only once mentioned in the GefFcken documents. This mention occurs m a letter from Baron von Roggenbach to Prof. Geffcken, which contains the words: "Morier will arrive here to-morrow." The republication of the foregoing is the notice taken of the Morier incident by an official paper. I is coupled with a state ment calculated to modify the Cologne Gazette's allegations regarding Prof. Geffcken. The North German Gazette says that Prof. GefFcken's examination before the Hamburg Amtsgerisht showed that he is simply suffering from nervous excitement, which is easily remediable with rest and hygiene, and that his mental powers are un impaired. ST0ECKER IN HIS ELEMENT. Ho Delivers a Violent Address Before the Anti-Semitic Association, Berlin, January 22. The annual fete of the Berlin Students' Anti-Semitic Asso ciation was honored with the presence of Count Von Moltke, Prof. Bergman and a number of members of the court circle. Dr. Stoecker, in a violent discourse, declared that the time had come to break the chains of slavery which the Jews imposed upon Christians, and which were some times heavier than the chains of slaves in Africa. Court Preacher Rogge delivered a similar address. The Freisinnige Zeitung laments the presence of Aristocs as a saddening in dication of a Judenhetze tendency in the highest quarter. Bnd News About Stanley. Suakim, January 22. The Government messenger who brought the news about Slaton Bey declares positively that Emin's and Stanley's baggage and standards were at Onidurman, and that he heard that both Emin and Stanley were prisoners up the Nile. This is Rank Butchery. London, January 22. Advices from "West Africa say that 11 native policemen, headed by a British officer in a conflict with a party of warboys at Sulymab, killed 131 of the enemy with a maxim gun and that the rest of the party fled in dismay. Brief Gossip From Abroad. Princess Bismarck is ill with a bronchial affection. Sir R. D. Morier has ordered a Berlin book seller to collect all papers containing articles about him. Seven persons were killed yesterday by a fall in a tunnel of the Rhondda Railway at Abergwvnd. Wales. TriE Austrian semi-official press fully ap proves the projected restriction of Immigration into the United States. King Otto of Bavaria is much better. He is now allowed to drive out alone, a doctor follow ing in another carriage. The leaders of the Freisinnigo party have decided to raise a discussion in the Reichstag regarding the Geffcken affair. The Kruez Zeitung continues to maintain the danger of substituting an appeal to the people for authority in the government of a State. Prince Bismarck's famous boarhound, Reichshund, has died from the effects of in juries received at the recent fire near the Prince's residence. The Beyreuth Festival will begin on July 21 and continue until August 18. The programme Includes "Tristan and Isolade," "Der Meister singer" and "Parsiflal." The London Telegraph's Berlin correspon dent hears that the projected marriage of Princess Victoria, of Prussia, to Prince Alex ander, of Battenberg, has been definitely aban doned. The Berlin correspondent of the London Standard says he is authorized to deny that England has sent any note to Berlin to the ef fect that she feels bonnd to maintain the authority of the Sultan of Zanzibar and to op pose any action tending to undermine such authority. Cadets in the Kin?. New York, January 22. The World says that at West Point on Thursday evening last Cadets Langhorne and Barroll fought five rounds with bare knuckles, according to Lon don prize ring rules, the honors being about evenly divided, both being pretty well disfig ured. The affair grew out of a dispute con cerning the assignment of the colored cadet, Young, to a seat at the mess table presided over by Barroll. A Crematory Cremated. St. Louis, January 22. The St. Louis crematory was destroyed by fire to-night. The crematory was built about a year ago. Thirty bodies have been cremated Binee its coompletion. There was a cremation to day, and it is presumed the fire is charge able to this fact A Dnngerous Cut on the Ilend. Patrick Hanley, employed in the Iron City Manufactnring Works, at the corner of Twenty-second and Railroad street, received a dangerous cut on the head yesterday after noon by the falling of the tongs on him. Dr. Heiber attended him. The Special Sale Ladies' and Children's Underwear. All-wool Vests and Drawers, 51.2s" from $1.7f to-morrow. JOS. HOBNE & CO.'S Penn Avenue Stores. Tnlnnble Information. When we have something which we think will interest the clothing buyers of Pitts burg we like to tell them of it. We don't come out with a splurge six times a week and tell of the marvelous bargains we sell, but occasionally (through the medium of the press) we give the publio valuable in formation and quote bargains, and when we do depend upon it that it's bona fide and true in every particular. We have a larger stock on hand for this time of tbe year than we ever had before and we want to reduce it We've got the goods. You have got the money. We've, got to make it an object for you to buy, and a big one at that. See? For three days only we offer all our fine suits and overcoats, now selling at $28, $25, $20, bnnched in one lot, at the unheard of low price of $15. Fifteen dollars buys as good a suit as anybody wants to wear, and $15 just now gives you your choice of any overcoat we sold for $28, $25, $20. This offer for three days only at the P. C. C. C, corner Grant and Diamond streets, opposite the new Court House. ComeTo-Dar for the S3 Long Garments In our cloak room, not jackets, but new markets, ulsters and ragians. Jos. Hobne & Co.'s Penn Avenue , Stores. A FAMILY OF CRANES. One of the Boys Shuts Himself Up in His Room for Fourteen Years, LIVING IN HIS SHIRTSLEEVES. Piece of Spite Because His Father Wouldn't Bay Him a New Coat. HE TELES THE SAME TRICK AGAIN. Some Other Very Qneer Freaks of a Funny Old Family in Urbaaa, Ohio. SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TIIE DISPATCH. 1 TJebana, O., January 22. In a fine two story brick in this city resides the most pe culiar family in the State. Their name is Glenn. There are two sisters and one brother left. Seventy-five years ago John Glenn, of Scotch-Irish descent, moved from Kentucky to sparsely settled Urbana. His European ancestors had left him money. This he invested in real estate, and to-day the property of the Glenns is one of the mos( valuable in Champaign coupty. Old John died without a will, leaving three sons and two daughters. The extensive farms and city lots were owned in common. The family coat-of-arms ornaments the front door, the silver and fine china. The chil dren had been most carefully educated, but Seeuliarities were noticed early in life. Tone ever married. a boy's stbancje eevenoe. Old John never went in debt. One day he went to buy the three boys coats and vests. Not having money enough he bought none for John, Jr., telling him why. John got mad and said: "You need never buy me a coat: I will never wear one as long as you live." He went to his room upstairs and remained there without a coat until his father died, 14 years after. His meals were sent to him, and no one ever saw him out of that room for the 14 years. "When his father died he came downstairs, put on a coat and went to the tuneral. After the father's death the eccentric children decided to have the entire house frescoed in queer designs. Sending for a noted frescoer, they gave him their ideas, and for 10 months the man worked un ceasingly. When he finished no such house was to be iound in the State. Every room, up and downstairs, contained on the walls and ceilings animals, serpents and strange pictures. A QUAINT CRANK. The sitting room represents a forest; from the holes in the trunks of trees owls' heads protrude, squirrels hide behind branches, and birds of all descriptions are represent ed. Dogs which belonged to prominent citizens when the work was done are repre sented in some portions of the house. The family dog, lite size, greets people at the head of a broad staircase. Panels of fine inlail wood are found about the place. While John, the peculiar, and a brother were disputing about these designs, the brother said: "John, I wish you would go upstairs and stay there." John did so, re maining as before for four years, coming down to attend the brother's funeral. Relics ot 150 years ago are in the house. Mary D., the youngest sister, has charge of all finances. She is a fine business woman. John, the recluse, is bleached as white as a woman because of his long confinement. He is 65 years old and has been ont of the city but once in 20 years. VERY SENSATIONAL SUICIDE. Horrible Details of the Denth of a Chicago Manufacturer. Chicago, January 22. Frederick "W. Bidwell, treasurer of the Manufacturers Paper Company of New York, was found dead in his room at the Grace Hotel to-day, with his throat cut from ear to ear. A ra zor was clutched in his hand. He retired at a reasonable hour last night, with noth ing unusual in his demeanor. This noon a chambermaid making her rounds unsus pectingly turned the door-knob, and find ing it unlocked walked in. The gas was still burning beside the mirror, but a dash of blood stained the top of the dresser, and blood trailed across the floor to the bed. The pillows were soaked with blood. Death seemingly was slow in coming, for theblood stains showed that after being in the bed, he had occupied a chair near the foot, from which he pitched forward on his face, razor in hand. There were two horrible cuts in his throat, the second half severing the windpipe and extending from ear to ear. On the writing table were paper and envelopes, but noth ing written. Three sheets of this paper had been twisted and burned, and then thrown into the cuspidor near by. The paper was so charred that the twisted bunch fell away in black particles when it was lifted. Mr. Bidwell, in addition to being treasurer of the company, was its Western agent, hav ing headquarters in this city. Mr. Bid well's wife is in New York. She has been here at different times, but makes her home there. The mother of the dead man lives in Buffalo. K0W IT IS TAYLOR'S TDRN. The Commonwealth Rests Its Case in tho aicCausIand Trial. IEFECIAL TELEGKAM TO TIIE DISPATCH! Watnesburg, January 22. Upon court convening this morning Attorney B. S. An derson made a legal argument on the ad missability of certain evidence, principally declarations on the part of the defendant. The first witness sworn was Charles How ard, of Masontown, who said: "I was in Dr. Neffs drugstore, I think in November, and heard Zack Taylor say that the shot would not have killed McCuusland, for he was bit on the head with a stone. Also heard him say at another time they had not the right parties arrested yet." Taylor told William Lemmon he was on Commou Hill all the forenoon of. the morn ing McCausland was murdered. C. L. Cowell, of Cumberland township, said that on September 12 he was at Joseph Martin's, and saw George Clark there with a revolver. He had seen the revolver several times before. The revolver was produced and identified by the word "Alaska" and the caliber. Here the Commonwealth rested. TEUNK LINE PEES1DENTS. TheTltcsoIvo toAct In Line WItbJnter-State Law. New York, January 22. The trunk line Presidents to-day ndopted the following resolutions at a meeting held at the trunk line offices: Resolved First, that the trunk line Board of Presidents recognise in the agreement of the Western Presidents the principles already in cluded In the main in the trunk line agree ment, and that tbe former be referred to the Commissioner to report to the Board of Presi dents at a meeting to be called by the Chair man what modifications, if any, are necessary or seem advisable in the existing trunk line agreement: tho Commissioner to have the power to call together the Kxecntive Commit tee from time to time for consultation. Second That tbe report include a provision embodying rules under which reports shall be made to the Inter-State Commerce Commission of willful violation of the law. Third That the principle of arbitration be, if necessary, more distinctly and clearly re affirmed. Fourth That provision be made as far as the same can lawfully be done to guard against any road in this association being used bv con necting lines In violation of the spirit of the trunk line agreement. Ho Wns Up tt Tree. Exetkk, N. H., January 22. Peter Tilton, aged SO, a farmer at Hampton Falls, disap peared three years ago. A spiritualistic me dium said his body was in a large hole in the river, but it could not be found there. Yester day, however, it was discovered at the top of a tree, where Tilton chained himself before com mitting suicide. 23, 1889. A BALK BY BROOKS. Continued from First Page. the Legislators at Harrishurg. He met members of the Allegheny delegation, and also sat quietly in a back seat during the caucus and listened to the speeches. He was much disappointed when it was all over, and said it was one of the worst things that ever happened. It looked to him as though the liquor interest had been aban doned by its friends. Mr. Eberhart thought it rather hard that the proposition to de stroy the property of the liquor men should not be met by another to compensate them for the destruction. "The country," he said, "'has prospered while liquor has been sold. If it hadn't it would be different. We' have," he con tinued, "paid 550,000 a year to the United States Government to carry on our business in Allegheny county.nd we have paid about 5,000 yearly to.the county. I don't think an institution that does that ought to be wiped out without a thought of the in jury done and the disarrangement of'busi ness it will cause. But what can we do ? If this thing goes through with no provision for compensation, and the people carry it, we see staring us in the face the decision of the United States Supreme Court that we have no redress in law." A GO-AS-YOU-PLEASE. Tho Democrats Decide to Tote Each One for Hinmlf Several Significant Speeches Made nt a Lively Cancns An Expression of Opinion Considered Unad vlsable. The Democrats held a lively caucus this morning, from 10 to 11 o'clock. There were some spirited speeches made, Mr. Bitter, of Lycoming, set the ball rolling with a reso lution binding the Democrats to abstain from voting. There was a great deal of op position. In fact, it was nearly unani mous. Mr. Quigley, of Philadelphia, re ceived much applause when he referred to the days of the late war, telling how the handful of Democrats in the House at that time stood together and did not conceal their opinions, in spite of the danger of ex pressing them. If any one wanted the Democrats to go into the House: now and vote like cowards and enrs, he wanted it understood he didn't stand in with him. Mr. "Wherry, of Cnmberland,representing the Democrats who had pledged themselves to their constituents for reasons peculiar to their localities to vote for submission, ex plained his position and opposed action by the caucus that would bind the members. Many were pledged to vote against submis sion and some were pledged to vote for it. These gentlemen felt their duty to be to their own people first and to the caucus afterward, and he thought under the cir cumstances a resolution binding the mem bers would be very unwise. A substitute for the original resolution was here moved, and the members were left unpledged, both on this point and on the subject of a general special election. A significant speech made during the caucus was that of Mr. Roper, of Lehigh, who de clared that the Democratic party must not pnt itself forward as the special champion of the liquor interest, which had never helped the Democratic party. He declared that if the party had had the aid of the liquor men in the last campaign Chauncey Black, in stead of General Beaver, would now be seated in the Gubernatorial chair. He be lieved the party ought to oppose the prohi bition amendment solely on the ground that it proposed to destroy a large amount of the property of the Commonwealth without reasonable or other compensation. The caucus was closed with a hot shot from Mr. Weber.of Lycoming, who had made several warm speeches while others were putting themselves on record. Mr. Weber told his fellow Democrats that whether against submission or whether they voted for it they had permitted them selves to be forced into that position by the Republicans. He asserted, and he didn't care who knew it, that the only indepen dent policy for the Democrats was to abstain from voting either way. MUST BE VOTED ON. The fipccinl Prohibition Election Will be Held in Jnno as Agreed Upon. Eight members of the Allegheny county delegation to-day voted against submission of the prohibitory Constitutional amend ment to the people. They were Messrs. Robinson, Shiras, Lemon, Richards, Laffer ty, Chalfant and Weaver, Republicans, and Mr. Bulger, the solitary Democrat of the delegation. Messrs. Graham, Marshall, Mar land, Jones, Nesbit, McCullough and Stew art voted in favor of it. Mr. White was ab sent in Philadelphia, and consequently did not vote. Some unknown person answered to his name on the negative side, but the fraud or mistake was discovered after the adjournment of the session, and the official record corrected by the Clerk of the House. Three Democrats voted for submission, and Flickinger, of Erie, was the only Re publican, aside from the Alleghenians, who voted in defiance of the caucus rule. The absentees were few, and would not have affected the general result. The vote was 132 yeas and 55 nays. Srursox. MEKELY A EIDEE. Chris Magee 8aya the Philadelphlans Don't Wont tho Street Railway Bill to Pass He Has No Quar rel With Quay. rFKOJI A STAFF CORBESPOXBENT.l Habbisbubo, January 22. C. L. Magee and George von Bonnhorst arrived at the Lochiel this afternoon. Mr. Yon Bonn horst was questioned concerning the re ported reconciliation of Mr. Magee and Mr. Quay. "I don't know anything about it," was the reply. "But isn't it true that Mr. Magee was in vited to Washington for the purpose of be ing reconciled?" "Not that I know of. I believe the invi tation was from Mrs. Cameron to Mrs. Magee." The same question was asked Mr. Magee later, and he replied that it was not true. "Havo you any differences to settle with Quay?" "I can't say that I have." On subjects of State politics Mr. Magee professed dense and diplomatic ignorance, hut stated that the thousand-foot parallel provision of the city passenger railway bill, introduced by Mr. Lafterty, was inserted by Philadelphians who don't want legislation on the subject, and will probably kill the bill. Senators Rutan and Delamater returned from Washington this evening, where they had gone to confer with Senator Quay. HARD TO PULL THE0UGH. Tbe Grand Arrar Offlco Bill Meeting Con siderable Opposition. frilOlI A STAFF COIlHESrONDEST. Habbisbubg, January 22. Representa tive Lemon to-day received resolntions of G. A. R. posts indorsing the Grand Army bill, and stating that, "We do not ask office or position for any comrade not possessing the necessary qualifications to 11 the same." The resolutions are signed by W. H. Lam bert Post 3, "W. J. Patterson Post 157, and Hugh Morrison Post 88. The feeling against the bill is strong, and it will prob ably be killed. J. A. Reed, President of the Americus Club, is here with an amend ment extending the provisions of the bill to all city and county office'. He says with this amendment the soldiers want this bill or nothing. Representatives Billingsley, Lemon and Clay are a sub-committee of the Appropria- tion Committee who will visit the Soldiers' Home, at Erie, to ascertain why it wants 1185,000 for the next two years. ALLEGHENY CITY'S BILL Presented In tbe Bouse, Along With Several Other Local Ones. rrnoa a staff correspondent. Habbisbubg, January 22. The bills presented by Representative Robinson to day, and referred to the Municipal Corpora tions Committee, were favorably considered this evening, and will be so reported to morrow. The one on the classification of cities provides that cities of the second class shall be those having a population in excess of 75.000. The intent of the other is to place Allegheny in this class. The bills were brought here by the committee from Allegheny. Mr. Marland's law and order bill will be favorably reported by the Judiciary Gen eral Committee, amended, however, to pro vide that private detectives may be em ployed by any district attorney or incorpo rated society. The farmers and the oil men succeeded to-day in obtaining a negative report on the bill providing for the examining and li censing of stationary engineers. The Judiciary General Committee will consider the "eraugers' meat bill," to-morrow or next day. Representatives from the Chicago dressed beef syndicate and from the Butchers' Associations of Pittsburg and Philadelphia are expected to-morrow, and they will be given a hearing before the com mittee, to argue for and against the bill. Mr. Leonard Rhone, Worthy Master of the State Grange, arrived.this evening and will support the bill in committee. Tne House to-day passed finally an act to prevent exemption of property from levy 'and sale or attachment on judgment ob tained for board for four weeks or less. SOME MAY BECOME LAWS. A Few of the more Important Bills Intro dnced Yesterday. SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TIIE DISPATCH.l Habbisbubg, January 22. The follow ing were among the bills introduced in the House to-day: By Marshall, of Allegheny Authorizing the levying of an additional tax of 1 mill by tbe County Commissioners, to be used as a fund for indigent soldiers and sailors. By Hindenach, of Bucks To purchase the William Penn farm, in Bucks county, for $27, 000, on account of its historical connections. By Laff erty To allow pool selling and bet ting on horse races within agricultural and horticultural grounds, 6y permission of the as sociations controlling them, 5 per cent of tbe receipts during the races to be paid to the State. By Graham, of Allegheny Appropriating $3,000 to the Allegheny Society for Alleviating the Miseries ot .Public Prisons. By Nesbit, of Allegheny Amending the act of 1781. which provides that miners of gold, silver and lead ore must pay to the State one fifth of tbe product mined, the same to be de- nverea at tne mouth of tho mine. (Lafferty's bill proposes to abolish this tax, in view of other taxe imposed on corporations.) By Dravo. of Beaver Appropriating 8112, 732 40 to the Reform School at Morganza. Among the bills brought in the Senate were the following: By Mr. Watres Providing for the further extension for a period of 20 years of the char ters of banking and provident institutions. By Hines, of Luzerne Regulating the lia bilities of mine owners in case of accident to employes, and giving the workmen the same right of compensation it the employes are directly or indirectly responsible as if the workmen had not been in their employ. The prohibition amendment was received from the House and referred to the Constitu tional Reform Committee. TKIMMlftG PEETTI FINE. Money Being so Short, All Appropriations Have to Suffer. FHOM A STAFP COHKESFOSDErr. Habbisbubg, January 22. A sub-committee of the House Appropriations Com mittee, which goes to Philadelphia Thurs day, will examine thoroughly the House of Refuge and the Eastern Penitentiary. The latter asks an appropriation of $82,000 for salaries, but as it has about $30,000 of un expended appropriations, and $70,000 ac cumulated profits on the work of convicts during 50 years, it may not get it, money being short this year. In the reports of the sub committee, the- appropriation lor tne completion of the work at the "Western Penitentiary is cut down from $120,000 to $70,000, which is thought to be enough for present require ments, as there yet remains to the credit of the penitentiary an unexpended balance of the old appropriation. Messrs. Werrick, Morrow and Dickin son, who were appointed a sub-committee on the needs of the Harrisburg Insane Asy lum, had their functions extended to all in sane asylums. THE STATE FEINTING. A Contract Awarded on a Bnsls That Will Save 8130,000. rFEOM A STAFF COBKESrOXDEHT. Habbisbubg, January 22. The bids for the execution of State printing and binding for the next four years were opened by Secretary Stone to-day. E. K. Meyers, who has been State Printer for the past four years, obtained the contract. His bid was 73 per cent below the maximum price fixed by the State, while that of Clarence M. Busch was 72j per cent below. The previous contract received by Meyers required him to execute the public printing at 62U per cent below the max imum rate, while Busch received the con tract for public binding at 71 per cent below. This year the public printing and bind ing goes to one party. It is estimated that the State will save about $130,000, as com pared with the amounts the contracts awarded four years ago involved. ANOTHER CALL FOR MONET. Ono of tho Miners' Hospitals to be Probably Recommended for Ttoffn. FHOll A STAFF COBBESFOJTOEST.3 Habbisbubg, January 22. Colonel J. M. Reed, of Dunbar; Colonel James P. Coburn, of Aaronshurg; J.J. Spearman, of Sharon; H. D. Tate, of Bedford; David Cameron, of Tioga, and Mr. French, of Pittsburg, the committee appointed some months ago by the Governor to locate three mining hospitals through the State, were here to-day in consultation with the Gov ernor in regard to the location of another hospital in Tioga. An appropriation will be asked for it, A SIX TEARS LEASE Asked for the Soldiers Orphans' Schools, With Financial Trimmings. rrROM A STAFF CORBZSFOXDINT.3 Habbisbubg, January 22. Ex-Senator "Wright, of Mercer, who is largely inter ested in soldiers orphans' schools, is in the city, and to-night Senator McCreery, of Erie, introduced a bill extending soldiers orphans' schools until 1893. It provides for a separate superintendent, with a salary of $3,000 per year and a staff of assistants. It is said if the bill passes, ex-Senator Greer, of Mercer, will he the first superin tendent under its provisions. FLOODED WITH PETITIONS. The W. C. T. 17. Getting In Its Work on the Zieglslatnre. FHOM A STAFF COIIBESFONDEST. Habbisbubg, January 22. Mrs. Annie "VVittenmyer, State Superintendent of the Women's Christian Temperance Union's legislative work, and Mrs. Senator Sho walter, President of the Butler county W. C. T. TX, were present at the opening of the House session this morning, and their ap pearance was the signal for a deluge of peti tions favorable to the submission of the pro hibitory amendment in its present form. The petitions eame from almost aver county in the State, and were presented in discriminately by members favorable to or against the subject matter. On the peti tions were the names of 31,095 voters and 3G.83S non-voters. COUNTY PAIR SOCIETIES Form a State Organization, Elect Officers, and Talk Business. ISrXCIAL TXLXQRjLX TO TUX DISPATCH.l Habrisbueo, January 22. About 100 members of county agricultural societies met in this citv to-day, under the auspices of the State Board of Agriculture. Officers were elected as follows: President, Hon. J. P. Karnes, of Lehigh; Vice President, "W. "W. Parker, of Chester; W. S. Bitter, of Berks; J. W. Mather, of Tioga; John Mc Dowell, of Washington; John Hoffman, of Northumberland; Corresponding Secretary, Cyrus T. Fox, of Berks; Recording Secreto ry, J. W. Mather, of Tioga. It has been decided to perfect a perma nent organization of the representatives of agricultural societies and meet annually hereafter for the discussion ot topics of in terest to the delegates. This afternoon a variety of subjects touching agricultural societies and collateral matters were dis cussed. To-morrow 'the members of the State Agricultural Society will meet in an nual session. Governor Beaver will deliver an address at the opening. To-morrow evening there will be a publio meeting in the hall of the House of Repre sentatives. Dr. Peter Collier, director of the New York experiment station, will discuss the subject of "The Production and Manufacture of Sugar From Sorghum in Pennsylvania." General discussion of tho question will follow, in which members of the Legislature and others will participate; Interesting topics are down for discussion at the daily session, which will not end until Thursday. A BOG TAX FUND That Mar be Raised for Compensatory and Charitnblo Purposes. VBOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. Habbisbtjeo. January 22. Kepresento tive Dravo will introduce a bill to provide a fund from taxes on dog3 to compensate sheep owners for loss of sheep by dogs, all funds not needed for such purpose to be transferred to the school fund, or in cities and boroughs to public libraries, where such are maintained. License fee for mala dogs 51, ladies ?2. THE TVEATHEE, For Western Penn sylvania, West Ftr ginia and Ohio, fair, warmer southerly winds. PrrrsBUEG. January 22. 1889. The United States Signal Service officer la this city furnishes the following. Time. Tlier. I Ther. 7:00 A. ir 13 10:00 A. M a 1:00 F. M 31 4:00r. M Jt 7:C0P. M 35 10:00 P. M 30 Mean temn 23 Maximum temp.... 33 Minimum temp...-. 17 Kange .... 21 Precipitation 00 UiveratSr. m., 4.9 feot, a rise of 0.2 feet in tat hut U hoars. River Dispatches. rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THS DI8PATCK.I Brownsville Kiver 7 feet 8 inches and rising. Weather clear. Thermometer 30 at 6 p.m. Moroaxtowit River 8 feet and stationary. Weather clear. Thermometer S8 at 4 p.m. Wakeen River 2 1-10 feet and falling. Weather clear and mild. Braddoclt to Honor Bobble. On Friday evening next the members of the Caledonian Club of Braddock will cele brate the one hundred and thirtieth anni versary of the great Scotch bard by holding a supper, entertainment and dance in Lightner's Rink. Poor, Foolish Men. TAKE A WOMAN'S ADVICE. 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